Stamp of Approval for Green Roofs

The New York City Council voted last week to alter the city's code to encourage green roofs and urban gardening.

One bill updates the administrative code of the City of New York in regards to what you can put on your roof. The word "greenhouses" is added to the following, which addresses the structures that won't be counted as an extra story (provided they take up less than 1/3rd of the roof):

"Rooftop structures including but not limited to roof tanks and their supports, ventilating, air conditioning, combined heat and power systems and similar building service equipment, bulkheads, penthouses, greenhouses, chimneys, and parapet walls..."

Full Story: New York City Council Passes Two Bills to Encourage Urban Farming & Rooftop Greenhouses


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